You May Not Have A Problem
First of all, have you checked to see if you are ovulating? If you are then there is no need to continue with attempts to get your cycle because you already have it. If you aren’t then you may need to seek a qualified practitioner (I suggest Naturopath or TCM, Not a MD). If you don’t know how to tell then look up NFP; many people, including my wife and I, use this to prevent and/or achieve pregnancy by identifying signs your body gives in regards to your fertility. A great book on this is Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler.
Originally Posted by didi_dancer
I Think You Are Missing The Point
Originally Posted by RawkinOnSunshine
This is saying that, although they often correlate, your bloody discharge is not the same as having a cycle. Theoretically you can ovulate and discharge you menses without ever seeing blood. This doesn’t mean that you won’t have a cycle it just means that you want have a bloody discharge. And this would be an indicator of great health.
Originally Posted by Rufassa
BUT, if you put your body under too much stress, like your malnutrition example, then your body will stop ovulating all together and that is a sign of very poor health. BIG DIFFERENCE
I have heard multiple cases of raw foodiest with no, or minimal, discharge and I don’t think it is because they have cleaned there diet up too much and now have health issues. The best thing to consider here might be weather you ovulate every month which can be determined by tracking your basal temperature and/or cervical mucus. If you are ovulating then your body is doing what it is suppose to do, if you are not then you need to find out why but not having a bloody discharge is probably not an issue if you know that your cycle is otherwise normal.
Originally Posted by RawkinOnSunshine
Realize that Dogs that eat dog food, regardless of the quality, are not eating their optimal diet and would be similar to humans on the SAD. Dogs are carnivorous yet even the best quality dog foods are filled with (if not based in) corn, plus they have been processed, cooked, and many preservatives and other chemicals are added. The best quality dog food would be equivalent to adding salads to your baked chicken dinners (best of the worst). Now, if you are telling me that you know someone that feeds their dog fresh raw meet and the dog still bleeds then I may have to reconsider my position. But Wolves and wild dogs don’t bleed, why do you thin that is?
Originally Posted by Rufassa
Remember that domestic animals are also the only others that share our chronic diseases so it is not surprising that they share our bloody discharges as well.
I Was Wrong (Well Kind Of)
I stand slightly corrected. Yes, there is a dog food that doesn’t contain corn but the EVO® Large Bites Dry Dog Food, that you consider as the best, does contain:
Originally Posted by ruffsongraw
Potatoes, Egg, Apples, Tomatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Alfalfa Sprouts, Dried Chicory Root, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins, Cottage Cheese, Minerals, Ascorbic Acid, Direct-Fed Microbials, Vitamin E Supplement, Lecithin and Rosemary Extract.
As well as some processed meats such as:
Chicken Fat, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Herring Meal
So, although its main two ingredients are Turkey and chicken we realize that it is cooked and therefore no more a dog’s natural food than a hot dog is ours.
This is why I would say a dog that is not eating fresh killed game, or maybe organic meats, is not proof as to how nature normally functions. I actually see this as proof that it could be some form of detoxification for both a woman and a female dogs.
Here is another interesting article on this topic
In fact, menstruation as most of us experience it is neither natural nor healthy. Ovulation does not depend on it. And it can be changed very much for the better - even to the extent of not experiencing it at all yet remaining healthy and fertile. How this can be done has been known and written about by health practitioners for centuries, and practiced just as long by women willing to make the simple but significant lifestyle changes involved.
So why haven’t most of us heard about this before?
It is because the lifestyle improvements involved, although simple, are quite a change from most modern women’s habits of living and eating. No drugs or even nutritional supplements are required, but what is essential is the adoption of what health writer Leslie Kenton calls a “high raw way of eating”.
Why do women menstruate - and what’s “normal” about it? During the days before a woman ovulates, the lining of the womb - the endometrium - thickens in preparation for a possible conception. If the egg released at ovulation passes through the womb unfertilized, the thickened endometrial tissues are not needed - and in a truly healthy woman, as in animals in their wild state, those tissues are mostly reabsorbed. What remains is expelled over a short period of time as a slight mucus discharge (2:28-29; 15:227).
The majority of women in modern cultures however, experience instead a copious disabling monthly bleeding - that neither their wild primate cousins nor humans living close to nature do (2:30; 15:232). Insightful doctors have long been aware that nature did not intend the ovulation cycle to be accompanied by cramping, nervous tension, or any of the long list of symptoms we’ve come to associate with “having a period” - let alone by the days of bloody flow we now accept as “normal”, but which they rightly call a hemorrhage:
“…menstruation…is a harmful hemorrhage involving the loss of vital fluid…. [The] conclusions of those [gynecologists] who have studied the subject are that, primarily and fundamentally, menstruation is a hemorrhage. NO authority on earth can successfully maintain that a hemorrhage is natural and normal, no matter in what part of the body it occurs.” (2:24)
“Hemorrhage is NOT a condition of health…. It is a pathological state and is always harmful and sometimes dangerous. Hemorrhage in the uterus is no more normal than is hemorrhage in the brain or lungs. It is less dangerous only because the uterus is less vital to the immediate welfare of the body.” (2:24)
It has also been long observed that not only do some apparently healthy women, even in our culture, never menstruate, but that non-menstruating women can be fertile and have healthy children. That is, ovulation does not require menstruation (2:28; 15:225). Natural Hygiene teacher Herbert Shelton noted this in his patients:
“I personally know one woman who is the mother of five children and she has never menstruated in her life. I know another who menstruated during her adolescent period, married a man who had changed his way of living to a truly natural life style, she joined him in his health regime and became a fine specimen of health and ceased menstruating. Thereafter she had three children, all delivered naturally and painlessly and never menstruated again in her life.” (2:28)
Menstruation as we know it IS common, so common it is “the norm”, and in that sense alone “normal”. But it certainly is not healthy - or necessary.